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Perinatal Mental Health

The journey to parenthood can be stressful and can lead to mental health concerns. Infertility, miscarriages, pregnancy complications, birth trauma, postpartum mood disorders, difficulty adjusting to new roles and expectations, relationship stress, or other issues can occur. As someone who experienced postpartum mood disorders, I know how isolating and disappointing this experience can be for new parents when your journey to parenthood does not go as you had planned. When individuals experience mood disorders, there can be fears that this might be their new normal and there will always be serious mental heath concerns. With the right help and support, there is hope and you can recover. I am a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Practitioner and enjoy working with and helping my clients recover from perinatal mood disorders.

According to Postpartum Support International some questions to look out for to determine if you should seek help: 

  • Are you feeling sad or depressed?

  • Do you feel more irritable or angry with those around you?

  • Are you having difficulty bonding with your baby?

  • Do you feel anxious or panicky?

  • Are you having problems with eating or sleeping?

  • Are you having upsetting thoughts that you can’t get out of your mind?

  • Do you feel as if you are “out of control” or “going crazy”?

  • Do you feel like you never should have become a parent?

  • Are you worried that you might hurt your baby or yourself?

Don't be afraid to reach out for support. I prioritize getting individuals experiencing postpartum mental health concerns in for appointments with me and/or connecting you with care as quickly as possible. If you need additional support, Postpartum Support International has a helpline that can be called or texted and someone will respond within 24 hours. 

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